Concerned Officials Warn: “North Korea Could Explode a High-Altitude Nuclear Device Over the United States”

SHTF Plan – by Mac Slavo

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s rhetoric over nuclear weapons and the possibility of war with the United States and its allies makes almost no plausible sense considering that their long range missile capabilities are lacking and their military hardware is reportedly outdated when compared to the militaries of developed western nations. While the communist regime does have millions of soldiers at their disposal, the notion that North Korea will start and win a war against the U.S. seems outlandish.  

So, either Kim Jong Un’s recent actions are a part of internal posturing to keep the North Korean populace compliant through propaganda, or the young leader has been empowered by an ace up his sleeve that the North’s enemies do not yet fully understand.

The idea that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea may have a secret weapon of sorts may sound far-fetched, but not everyone considers it an impossibility. With the U.S. deploying naval assets to the region and Chinese troops mobilizing en masse at the border, there is a distinct possibility that a military clash of some type is in the works.

In December of last year, the DPRK launched an orbital satellite, which left many wondering about its payload. Could it be that this ‘space launch vehicle’ is carrying astar wars type nuclear weapons package?

Some U.S. officials seem to think so, and they’re sounding the alarm:

U.S. officials quietly are expressing concern that North Korea could use its “space launch vehicle” to explode a high-altitude nuclear device over the United States, creating an electromagnetic pulse that would destroy major portions of the U.S. electrical grid system as well as the nation’s critical infrastructures.

The concern is so great that U.S. officials who watch North Korea closely are continually monitoring the status of the North Korean “space launch vehicle,” whose status could suggest a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States.

They are aware of the three-stage missile North Korea launched last December that also orbited a “package,” which experts say could be a test to orbit a nuclear weapon that then would be deorbited on command anywhere over the U.S. and exploded at a high altitude, creating an EMP effect.

This concern recently has been reinforced by a little-publicized study by the U.S. Army War College that said a nuclear detonation at altitude above a U.S. city could wipe out the electrical grid for hundreds, possibly thousands of miles around.

The impact would be catastrophic.

“Preparing for months without a commercial source of clean water (city water pressure is often dependent on electric pumping to storage towers) and stoppage of sewage treatment facilities will require net methods of survival particularly in populated areas,” the military study said.

The May 2011 study, titled, “In the Dark: Military Planning for a Catastrophic Critical Infrastructure Event,” concluded that there is “very little” in the way of backup capability to the electric grid upon which the communications infrastructure is vitally dependent.

Full report at WND

Two years ago the North Koreans detonated a nuclear weapon that experts claimed had such a low-yield it posed no significant threat. However, EMPact President Dr. Peter Vincent Pry has a different assessment. He suggests that, while the blast may have been weak, if detonated at high altitude over the United States, the gamma rays emitted are powerful enough to disable the national power grid across the lower 48 states.

According to experts, a blast of this nature detonated 300 miles above the state of Nebraska would be a life-as-we-know-it ending event:

“Within a year of that attack, nine out of 10 Americans would be dead, because we can’t support a population of the present size in urban centers and the like without electricity.”

EMP Blast Effects - USA

This begs the question: Is it possible that the payload on North Korea’s ‘space launch vehicle’ was actually a Super EMP, or electro-magnetic pulse weapon, that is now awaiting a ‘go’ signal from Kim Jong Un?

His arrogance certainly suggests he knows something we don’t. And with fellow North Korean rogue ally Iran recently claiming that 2013 will be the fall of the American empire, maybe this time North Korea isn’t just talking.

Super EMP weapons exist, and in all likelihood North Korea has such a weapon. They also have a space-based delivery system that may be capable of  deploying it directly over the central United States.

Such a scenario is an outlier, but certainly not an impossibility.

Nuclear attack and electro -magnetic pulse weapons are two of the most dangerous man-made threats we face. Preparing for such an event is possible, but should it come to pass it would render all of our technological advancements over the last hundred years useless and would leave the United States no better off than a third-world nation.

An expert panel that Congress created to study such an attack says it would halt banking, transportation, food, water and emergency services and “might result in defeat of our military forces.”

“The consequences would be catastrophic,” said Joseph McClelland, director of the energy commission’s Office of Electric Reliability.

“It would bring down the whole grid and cost between $1 trillion and $2 trillion” to repair, said Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md. Full recovery could take up to 10 years, he said.

via: StanDeyo.com

It only takes one madman with his finger on the trigger to change the world.

One of these days someone’s gonna’ push the button.

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8 thoughts on “Concerned Officials Warn: “North Korea Could Explode a High-Altitude Nuclear Device Over the United States”

  1. So here we are talkin` sh*t obviously. If we are not talkin` that sh*t then we would either shoot down that emp weapon or whatever they want to call it or else we are mostly all dead within a year – and that goes for Canada and parts of the Carribeann and Mexico. If we all take that threat seriously then we should just shoot that thing down and turn that boy`s country into a glass parking lot and the same for any other country that stands up for NK. Screw them. I take this as a threat on us all here or as an act of intimidation on the american people by our govt. for not acting on this threat. Will our country wait for us all to go down?, `cause if they – NK – does do that nukelear thing and that EMP thing it will be too late for us all – or so it sounds to me anyway. Ya know – once ya pull the trigger there is no stopping the bullet in other words.

    1. Yea well, when we have a president who wants to destroy our own country, holding the button, I don’t think he’ll say no or do anything to stop North Korea from blasting the U.S., Mexico and Canada to oblivion.

      As I said, it is IMPERATIVE that we re-take our government and throw Obama and the rest of those treasonous traitors under the bus if we are to have any say, control or security in our country. The sooner the better. But sadly and unfortunately, something big and bad always has to happen before we decide to take action on it because that is the way humans act. They keep putting off everything until it is too late or until there is no turning back and then they finally do something. So in that sense, I guess an EMP or nuke blast would have to occur in order for us to mobilize, get up off our asses and finally do something about it. So sad.

  2. Why are we paying attention to this little mouse? While we are supposed to watch this clown, what is really going on?

    This is part of the Obama shell game…

  3. More like this will be used as a cover for the bastards in d.c. to explode the missing nuke from the b-52 which flew from minot down to mississippi when
    bush/cheney were still in control. remember that deal?…..that bird flew across the u.s with 6 “hot” stingers on its wing-pods…then it lands at miss. and there are only 5 arrows left on the wing-pods……all hot with their safety’s removed.
    then the crew of 13 mysteriously crashes/suicides/all die within 3 months of the bird landing in miss. at the naval base.

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